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Summer-break transit breaks for kids

Kids are out of school and traveling around by public transit to the beach, to the mall to summer jobs or to visit friends.

Local transit agencies in Burlington, Hamilton, Milton, Oakville, St. Catharines and Waterloo Region are offering fare breaks to elementary and secondary school students who want to ride the bus to get around this summer.

Burlington Transit

2 4 1 Summer Student pass
If you buy a July monthly student pass for $64, you’ll get the August monthly pass free!

If you don’t need two monthly passes, you can buy either the July or August student monthly pass for the low price of $40. You can get your 2 for1 student monthly passes at all Burlington Transit ticket agents in Burlington only, except for GO stations.

Grand River Transit

Student Summer Saver Bus Pass
You can buy the pass at the Charles Street or Ainslie Transit Terminals for just $86 and ride the bus anywhere in Waterloo Region that the bus goes throughout July and August.

Hamilton Street Railway

Summer Youth Pass
From Canada Day, Friday, July 1 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5, you can by an HSR Summer Youth Pass for just $71, if you’re an elementary or secondary student younger than 19 years of age. (That means you’ll be saving $71 off the regular price.)

You can buy them at bus-ticket vendors throughout the city and at the HSR Ticket Office in the Hamilton GO Centre. You must show a valid student photo identification card with your summer youth pass when you boarding any bus operating along any HSR route.

Milton Transit

Read and Ride
If you’re 14 years of age or younger, you can ride the bus for free to the Milton Public Library to to enjoy special summer reading programs, books, magazines and more, courtesy of Milton Transit. You can ride all over town for free, too!

Visit the Main and Beaty branch of the library to get a transit sticker for your library card. Present your library card with your transit sticker to any Milton Transit driver any day until Friday, September 2 and you can ride without having to pay.

2 for 1 Summer Pass
Buy a monthly student Milton Transit bus pass for July and get an August pass for free!

Oakville Transit

Student Freedom Pass
With an Oakville Transit Student Freedom Pass, you can ride throughout July and August anytime of the day and anywhere Oakville Transit goes for just $15 a month. Student Freedom Passes are available to elementary and secondary school students at all regular Oakville Transit ticket agents starting late June.

St. Catharines Transit Commission

2 for 1 Summer Pass
Buy a July pass for $50 and get your August bus pass absolutely free. Valid for all elementary and high school students.